Monday, February 8, 2016

BLOOM Sew Along - Week 4 - Block 4

Welcome to Week 4 of the 

BLOOM Sew Along with

Lori Holt and 




You will have the first row of blocks finished this week!
I hope you are having fun SEwIng with us!


Don't forget to stop by each Monday to see the new 
BLOOM Block...



This block was very simple and quick!


Using the BLOOM Sew Simple Shapes has never been easier.



I LOVE the simplicity of this one flower block:)


Here is a sneak peak of the first row...I LOVE how all the busy colors are coming together to create this BLOOM Quilt!


So glad you dropped in to catch up
with all the Bloom Sew Along Happenings...


for the pattern and tools 
you will need to participate in this Bloom Sew Along.

HApPy SEwIng!

Jina




Sunday, January 31, 2016

BLOOM Sew Along - Week 3 - Block 3

Welcome Back to Week 3 of the 

BLOOM Sew Along with

Lori Holt and 



Please make sure to visit all the blogs that are
participating every Monday.


for all the information you will need to 
join in the fun of the
BLOOM Sew along!


Block 3 was fun and simple!!!


I'm becoming so addicted to these Sew Simple Shapes! 
I love using them...you can pick them up 
at your local quilt store.


The fabrics I used in my Block 3 are from 
Penny Rose Fabrics... Shabby Strawberry and Hope Chest 2 



So glad you dropped in to catch up
with all the Bloom Sew Along Happenings...


for the pattern and tools 
you will need to participate in this Bloom Sew Along.

HApPy SEwIng!

Jina


Sunday, January 24, 2016

Bloom Sew Along - Week 2 - Block Two

Welcome back to week 2 of the 
Bloom Sew Along


You can find all the information you will need here


I have used both Hope Chest 2 and Shabby Strawberry from the
Penny Rose Collections that you can check out here. 


So glad you are back for week 2...

Please make sure to visit all the blogs that are
participating every Monday.


for the pattern and tools 
you will need to participate in this Bloom Sew Along.

HApPy SEwIng!

Jina















Sunday, January 17, 2016

Bloom Sew Along - Week 1 - Block One

I'm super excited to be part of 
Bloom Sew Along...


This is what you will be able to finish 
if you sew along with us every Monday for 20 weeks...

Calico Days Free Project Sheet

Lori Holt's Sew Simple Shapes are so easy to work with...




Make sure to view the video with Lori and Cindy here
You can learn how these Sew Simple Shapes are used...


I chose prints from Penny Rose Fabrics
which you can view all the collections here.


I'm using a combination of Shabby Strawberry and Hope Chest 2. The background is from Lovebug Collection.


Lots of crazy colors going on...
This is going to be scrappy and fun to see how 
all these 1930's prints work together.


Please make sure to visit all the blogs that are
participating every Monday.


for the pattern and tools 
you will need to participate in this Bloom Sew Along.

HApPy SEwIng!

Jina

Monday, November 2, 2015

Cozy Cottage Calendar 2016

Sharing one of Lori Holt's pattern designs is always fun.
 I love her cottage theme and tried to keep a similar theme only with a beachy twist. Those of you who know me, know that I am slowly converting my home to my beach house.


This is my rendition of a beach house pillow...of course I only use the best fabrics made by Riley Blake Designs and Penny Rose Fabrics.
I used Elea Lutz "Milk, Sugar and Flower"...
Tasha Noel "Vintage Market"... 
RBD mini quatrefoil...Hope Chest...
Lori Holt "Modern Minis"


The calendar is filled with beautiful photos of 
Lori's cozy cottage. Click here to purchase.
Don't you love the quilt featured on the front of the calendar!!!
Those are 4" blocks...so adorable:)




I used the 8" house block and then used Lori's border and instructions to finish the pillow at 18". Using my sewing machine I quilted every 1/2" to give the pillow a quilted finish.


Choosing beachy colors was fun...mints, light and dark blues all come together for this cozy cottage beachy pillow.



Looking at this pillow takes me to my happy place.




 It makes me think happy thoughts and cozy cottage feelings.
Thank you Lori for continuing to inspire us all.


I dream of days sitting on my porch sewing my applique projects and listening to the waves hit the sand and watching the sun set...in the meantime I will keep making cute projects for my beach house.

Happy Sewing!

Jina
 
P.S. Please check out the other blog posts below!
 
Monday, November 2, 2015
Fat Quarter Shop (Hey that's us!)
Lori Holt of Bee in my Bonnet
Jessie of Messy Jesse
Lucy of Charm About You

Tuesday, November 3, 2015
Sherri of A Quilting Life
Jane of Quilt Jane

Wednesday, November 4, 2015
Vickie of Spun Sugar Quilts
Marni of Habedashery Fun
Renee of Sewn With Grace

Thursday, November 5, 2015
Daisy of Ants to Sugar
Tonya of The Crafty Mummy
Michele of Quilting Gallery
Jennie of A Pieceful Journey

Friday, November 6, 2015
Erin of Why Not Sew
Melissa of Happy Quilting
Sinta of Pink Pincushion
 

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Farm Girl Vintage "Woolly Sheep"



Woolly Sheep is the last block on the 
Farm Girl Vintage Friday Blog Hop Sew-Along.


It has been sew much fun sewing along 
with Lori Holt,
and all of you every Friday. 



I have a pile of super cute Farm Girl Blocks that I can't wait to start piecing together to make a fabulous quilt. 



I wanted my sheep to be white so I used low volume fabrics...I'm going to add some embroidery around the edge of the sheep to help the outline pop.


My Woolly Sheep and I 
took a little field trip to Birdseye, Utah. 
My sister-in-law and her husband 
live on a ranch...
It was the perfect spot for some 
Farm Girl Vintage photos.


 Don't you love this old farm truck!


The setting was a beautiful, peaceful, tranquil day.


We were able to take these photos with the perfect backdrop for Woolly Sheep.




Farm Girl Vintage features 45 different quilt blocks 
in 6″ and 12″ sizes.
 There are bonus projects and quilts galore. 
The instructions are visual and easy to read and understand. 
 There are so many eye candy photos of quilts in fabulous settings.

Farm Girl Vintage Book<BR>Lori Holt of Bee in my Bonnet #ISE-906

This book has really inspired me and has been my play time away from work.


Thank you Lori and Fat Quarter Shop for allowing me to share in your 
 Farm Girl Vintage Friday Sew-Along Fun!!!


Click the button above if you would like to see all the blocks that were part of the 
farm girl vintage sew-along!

Happy Sewing!

Jina

Friday, August 21, 2015

Riley Blake Designs Back-to-School Blog Tour

       Back-to-School is such an exciting time of year! 
My cute grand-daughters, Summer and Nahla, were so 
excited to have matching outfits.
 Summer is in first grade and takes school very seriously.
 Nahla begs and pleads that she is old enough 
to go to school...finally pre-school for her this year.        

As you can see Summer stands and waits to have her shoes buckled while Nahla says she can do it all by herself:)


The girls love getting ready for school and having a new outfit made by Coco(nickname for grandma) is always a special treat!


Using the Riley Blake Designs solids is one of my favorites...


mainly because they are timeless and 
the color combinations are endless...


I used the raspberry and the navy solid colors...


The raspberry neck tie was a 2 1/2" strip. 
I cut 3 strips and sewed them together end to end... 
cut this in half...it measured about 60" once it was cut. 
That was plenty for each cutie pie to have one.


I pressed the raw edges to the middle (including the long and 
small edges)... then pressed the strip in half again. 
Sew down the long edge. 
Press. Tie in a bow at the front.
Looking cute and stylish with a button-up crisp
white shirt gives them the prep -school look.


The pattern for the skirt is the Sacha Skirt and Jacket from Butterfly Kisses Pattern Company. 


 The skirts took about an hour each to make.
 The instructions are simple and easy to follow.
       

                                                                                                                                                                                                              


The pattern is available through 
Riley Blake Designs here or your local quilt shop.


Be sure to follow this Back-to-School Blog Tour! You will be inspired to pull out your sewing machine and fabric so you too can sew up one of the amazing ideas that are shared by each designer from the list below.



8/17 - Riley Blake Designs
8/20 - Quiltscapes
8/28 - Riley Blake Designs


Happy Sewing!

Jina